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indefinite term oh we could leaks founder julian assange to mock someone yeah they could dorian embassy in london saying he's ready to remain there longer even if the sex crime allegations against him are dropped still fearing extradition to the u.s. . no warm welcome president obama's visit to berlin is overshadowed by recent revelations about america's massive internet snooping on germany and other european targets. and a series of blasts that an ammunition depo rocks a small town in central russia killing one person and injuring over forty more.
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that's just gone possible five pm here in the russian capital you live with us on our t.v. with me to one would say. we can make founder julian assange has enough the ecuadorian embassy in london in a year and says he's prepared to stay longer even if that's why many geishas he's facing in sweden are dropped a son she is extradition to the united states where he has infuriated the officials by publishing washington's a secret documents for details on the whistleblowers year long confinement has artie's for. well it's been one year since julian assange first walks up. doing embassy here in knightsbridge in london now the wiki leaks founder. then off to the u.k. supreme court refused to really pin his appeal against extradition to sweden where
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he's wanted for questioning over allegations by two women sexual offenses allegations which he denies between one year and any nearer in sight and does julian the son still is all being worth that we very rarely get a glimpse of what goes on behind and we've been able to speak to today in his son's himself to find out how you feeling when you're out. every day that we are principles we truly. considered this when i was in solitary confinement. prison here in london for about half an hour and my freedom of. course that is worth one must and of course. throw away your ability to act very important to keep your ability to act in various ways and i have kept my ability to a new organization preserves its ability to act. after the struggles
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but i'm very comfortable and happy with what we have a complete and i'm sure history. and just to many very very. well the other day until in asuncion stood. behind me with foreign minister he's been visiting with him ahead of his meeting with his u.k. counterpart william hague's nazi without the press conference held by acquittals foreign minister immediately afterwards the ecuadorian government will continue to ensure that julian assange keeps receiving the protection we're giving him under asylum in our country protecting his life his personal integrity and particularly his freedom of expression. confinement continues but the wiki leaks founder hasn't worked don't you know he's made numerous appearances throughout the world's media and of course continue to make sure that his message of support for whistleblower continues to be heard and perhaps even providing inspiration for some of the most
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recent high profile whistle blows in fact speaking recently about the n.s.a. whistleblower edward snowden julian assange is called him a hero indeed many of use to describe killing innocents and. meanwhile love is being a no breakthrough in talks about the fate of julian a son who will tell you what that means up for the with the no no website dot com also we recently said down with julian and sons to get his thoughts on his a fellow whistleblower was in how the government is likely to respond from now on and again if you miss that four interview you can still watch it by logging on to our web site our. law created by brooke i am here today because i cannot be there. are your but silent in the united states the focus has shifted to other whistleblowers bradley
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manning's on trial and edward snowden's just revealed the scale of the n.s.a. spying program or do you get it should you can look said how washington is fighting to keep a veil of secrecy justifying its operation to the american people america is split on edward snowden traitor hero mixed in between but regardless of what anyone thinks about snowden his revelations have shed unprecedented light on the u.s. government's massive spying program even if you're not doing anything wrong you're being watched and recorded a former n.s.a. employee william binney was prosecuted as a traitor when he blew the whistle on the government's sweeping collection of data and communications it's setting up a tele tarion state. when the government has that much information they can do those things they can use the i.r.s. to intimidate people or anything else they can send the f.b.i. people what they did to me and some others bradley manning too is being prosecuted as a traitor although it's still his war logs that the public learned about the. collateral
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murder was committed in iraq the obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers under the espionage act than all previous administrations combined but it was a lower say it's not government persecution that they fear the greatest fear that i have regarding the outcome. for america of these disclosures is that nothing will change the administration is now trying to convince the american people that government secret programs are a trade off they have to make in the name of national security they always have the same stories about you know science manning is known you know psychological stories what is wrong with these people cause them to do this i mean the real question is what is wrong with everyone else from who doesn't see what they can see but whistleblowers are not the only targets magnitude there is an obligation both moral but also legal i believe against a reporter that was the chairman of the house committee on cutting teligent and terrorism peter king calling to punish the journalist who exposed the government
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surveillance programs in its hunt for meeks the obama administration has already targeted journalists it's trying to set the president communicating with the media is the same as communicating with the enemy and it's a death penalty offense recession doesn't have to go after each other or he's certainly been upgraded environment here but will that fear stop information from coming out here's edward snowden's answer that by. kone in response is simply build better whistleblower he said in washington i'm going to stick around. i mean for edward snowden that was thomas drake the film i honestly senior executive release of the agency's unclassified documents to the media and found himself a target of the f.b.i. after that he told us of the consequences of shining a light on some of the organizations a secret practices. we're all whistleblowers we're all for freedom of information
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we fundamentally object to to secrets that are not necessary we funnel of objects to those who would want to rule over us or control us in secret i became a target of the surveillance system in two thousand and six i was placed on a criminal investigation for having blown the whistle on the secret surveillance programs billions and billions of dollars in fraud and waste and abuse at n.s.a. all that combined put me on the target on a target list as a primary target after that blockbuster article was published in the new york times in december two thousand and five revealing for the first time the existence of the so-called warrantless wiretapping program which caused quite a stir i knew then that it was inevitable because of the very small number of people as they even knew about the secret surveillance programs i knew as a matter of of when not if. plenty of stories ahead for you later on
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including the peace in afghanistan present because i saw security talks with the u.s. not to washington looks to the taliban for reconsideration the analysis on the situation coming up in several minutes time. barack obama is in berlin for the first time as u.s. president but apparently not enjoying a welcome as warm as he did when he was a candidate back in two thousand and eight with the revelations of the n.s.a. . surveillance the euphoria over his politics and promises just isn't a anymore as artie's put on a full report. five years ago when barack obama came here to berlin he was welcomed with a regal reception treated as the great new hope for a better future well five years old and five years of drone wars whistleblowers and continuing economic strife as well seen barack obama receive a very different reception we've seen demonstrations outside against the
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eavesdropping that's been going on particularly the prison here in germany germany was one of the country's worst affected by the snooping into of phone calls and e-mails the country appeared is already on the map of nations that are being investigated now this is prompted a lot of people to come out under the slogan yes we scan and a parody of barack obama's election promise of yes we can when he came to power those years ago and i was talk to me a little bit more about just why the reaction is being very different time a. part of the free bradley manning network thank you very much for talking to me why is it a different reception to president obama's receiving this time i think to say in the second term we expected a greater transparency and the fact that he had said that he would go against the wiretapping and surveillance of americans and exactly the opposite and i think it's a scandal because it's
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a taboo in the german society the surveillance generally after their experience for totalitarianism and yet i think it's really important i'm glad that this is now become a global scale and just not the american citizens that seem to be targeted actually all of us in the major. time sample you know it's not just days to protectionism issue forward demonstrates is what else is the. are you wanting to bring to the u.s. president to show that you know happy with what he's doing i just think that these attacks of i'm free i'm free speech on the fourth amendment on the press and the attacks that we have on the classic james rising and these people and these preposterous. aiding the enemy when the protections of sources and so forth and that no long we have no longer whistleblower protection for the us i think this is an aberration yeah i think these are the things that we should be bringing to light and say no it's just not acceptable. either one going hunger strike a guantanamo bay prison has a court across germany during president obama's visit protesters wearing orange
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jumpsuits have called for detainees to either be formally charged all released and a top of the demonstration has also been staged to foment activism detained by why police explained they were calling on him to intervene over the jailing of the group's activists in tunisia last month obama helped with a message written across their bodies this still to come. barack obama the trip both started with the g eight summit in northern ireland where world leaders are back to peace talks in syria with a final statement having no call for president but to leave we've got the details just. one man has died and at least forty one injured in a series of blasts and fire at an arms depot in central russia witnesses are now reporting fresh explosions. over six thousand people have been evacuated from the small town of pius school where the first blast
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went off and choose the night the town is still in a state of emergency arches weary of its one in the situation the. two thousand people are now involved in the operation at the scene rescuers find manned mission experts helicopters and tanks have been used as well but despite all the efforts unfortunately it looks like the blaze still continues the rescues have only managed to stop the fire from spreading it's not contained but again it's a huge area on fire almost impossible to get in for rescuers right now because of. possibility of for the explosions yes a little to do with the war snoozes that explosions are continuing we've been here and have a blast happened just recently and this is actually the war scenario the officials have expected because as you know the incident happened at a site where up to eighteen million of a to repeat have been stored at the time when explosion happened when
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a well it's very hard to actually predict right now how dangerous the situation may turn but it's clear that no one can say when or if the next blast may occur and to the release a chance that it may have in any moment and people could be heard of course the situation being time mission right now is very dangerous for rescuers lives we've been receiving we do from witnesses on the ground with heavy black smoke and again heavy heavy explosions and people who are actually really in this area got used to all kind of incidents there live in fear that test side green earth right by the situation you have to multiply all those you can see on these videos by tiny pieces of exploded charles flying all over so horror movie actually it's very dangerous. and these blasts are injured pyres god the latest in a series of explosions at military sites in a russia let's look at the the most recent two once right several blasts occurred
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at the. ski ranges in the region all of them during loading missiles as they were being prepared for recycling while less than a month ago an explosion a decommissioning plant in the very last region left two workers injured all have been blamed on failure to comply with the two regulations that all of this is of course a major concern for russia's emergency committee which has stressed the issue of ensuring safety at military sites is a very important. but i'll be back with more news shortly do stay with us here on r.t. . dangerous experiments on prisoners they want to make money and they have these healthy guinea
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pigs in the regular society they're not able to use prisoners anymore they wish they could. drug tests on human guinea pigs. to pop deadly pills to get in the subway he was killed. he didn't pass away they let him down. is pharmacy really about helping people. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets of canada. giant corporations are the day.
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james was saying with us here on our team the shaky peace of process in afghanistan is under threat of president karzai suspending talks with the u.s. on a new security deal the move comes as punishment or to washington's u. turn decision to open direct negotiations with the taliban there for is a formal meeting will take place in the militant organizations in new offices in qatar on thursday only hours after saying it's ready for closer to us the taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly assault and an american air base the latest in a string of terrorist attacks meanwhile afghan forces have taken the lead of the country's security paving the way for the u.s. is complete pullout in two thousand and fourteen which is pulse caught takes a closer look at the controversies of the afghan presuppose that president barack obama has described the prospect of talks with the taliban as an important first
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step towards reconciliation now that is in a contrast to this statement in two thousand and nine when the president declared it's impossible for us all for pakistan to have impunity with folks who kill women and children over sixteen thousand civilians are estimated to have lost their lives in a five year period from two thousand and seven to two thousand and twelve now despite this figure on the files in the nato troops who have also been killed it appears the objective of the invasion to rid the country of the taliban has not been met and that raises the question whether the lives lost have been in vain now this quote from obama last year highlights a shift in thinking we're pursuing a negotiated peace in coordination with the afghan government and with the taliban we made it clear they can be a part of this future but it's not just president obama who has had a change of heart over dealings with the taliban four years ago then secretary of state hillary clinton said the taliban poses
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a mortal threat to the security of our country i'm of the world however before leaving office. yes she also decided that talking to the taliban was the way forward we committed to afghan reconciliation or only goal is to open the door for the afghans to sit down with the other afghans so that they can work out the future for their country the taliban have their own choice to make but the united states is prepared to work with all afghans so what sort of country will nato be leaving behind while at the moment it's an extremely poor one over forty percent of the population are thought to be living below the poverty line and with such a high rate of poverty the illicit production and sale of opium has become a major problem afghanistan sells more of the stuff than any other country in the world it pumps out three hundred and seventy five tons of heroin every year now that is ninety percent of the world's entire supply the booming black market leads to accusations of vast corruption estimates suggest afghans paid two point five billion dollars in bribes last year that's the equivalent of almost one quarter of
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the country's entire economy the question for america is whether the six hundred thirty five billion dollars that it spent on the afghan war so far on the files and of lives lost of all been worth it. brazil's employ national security forces in five of the country's major cities the ongoing unrest has seen police clash with hundreds of thousands of protesters angry that the government is splashing out on hosting the football world cup one hospital then transport remains under funded the rallies are into this second day week with more expected in the coming days a number of cities in brazil responded to the country's history to protest in years but capping the birth of their why is this right let's take a look now what do you think is the root cause of behind the under arrest in brazil at r.t. dot com and most of you blame it general government inefficiency and corruption at forty three percent twenty percent of you think that therefore employed to
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destabilize a latin american country some of you think that it is. all about you know public fees economic slowdown and nearly the same number of you believe that this is just about global economic slowdown so if you want to see those numbers come down and go up to r.t. dot com and happy your voice. let's take a look at some other global news making headlines at this hour on our t.v. fourteen people have been killed and fifteen injured in a gun battle at u.n. offices in the somali capital mogadishu the victims included insurgents the u.n. employees and civilian women reporters say a suicide bomber detonated himself while driving past the compound then gunmen stormed the facility al qaeda linked militant group al-shabaab has claimed responsibility for the assault. turkish police have detained dozens of people across the country to try and end the ongoing n.t.
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government protest security forces use water cannon over night to dispose of demonstrators mania now staging a silent as standing men protests with a new form of resistance spreading throughout turkey from wanton reports from on car but culture here you know the days when you just hear the turkish capital ankara the streets having to come sit in jordan nightly study your team leap police and protesters keep them really tense stock was going to at least slightly speak to their struggles if any cash is going to church the. legions of little subtle little elections it will not lead to one issue at least for at least removes all those elections i want to see the try to snatch the house to sixty six decades or they could do well if he is planning to make it seem to
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seriously look seriously like she is such a significant that least likely look he has a duty to go to kish suddenly the only guy that's why these protests didn't get a trip to become research was very very very nice and i'd like to get to the politics of this region i do just. find it tricky because they don't want all of us on the student that was it struck me it was me she leaves the power. the genie talks and miller and i linda was expected to dominated by the syrian conflict in the final press conference world leaders agreed to work towards peace talks to end the civil war but surprisingly stop short of demanding present assad leave the rest of the summit the final outcome hailed a success in the deadlock of the syria yet the some of the summits participants it was a better experience than for the others. it had been billed as a game of seven against one of the final joint statement made by all the leaders at
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the summit about syria perhaps an indication that russia's stance isn't that easy to ignore the focal point of the outcome a peace conference to bring together both sides of the syrian conflict and get them around the negotiating table as soon as possible but what that joint statement didn't include was a call for bashar al assad to step down something that david cameron and barack obama have been very vocal about neither was there mention of the so-called red line that barack obama has talked of last week when he claimed that the u.s. had evidence about the syrian government's use of chemical weapons and that they had made the decision to arm the syrian opposition however what did become clear that russia isn't the only country that isn't convinced by the usas claims that the syrian government had used chemical weapons lattimer putin said that all the g eight leaders want to see more proof as well the russian leader also reiterated
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that russia's arms shipments to syria that have caused so much concern in the west are entirely legal we provide supplies in line with a fictional contract to the legitimate government of president assad you know when the political work and supplies to syrian rebels by european countries the british people recently witnessed an outrageous tragedy when a soldier was butchered in broad daylight in the streets of london many in the syrian opposition not all of them of course criminals like the ones that conducted that violent killing do europeans want to supply arms to these people what will happen to these weapons when the global these arms and it could end up back in europe that's why we call in our partners to think twice before they take the sixteen leave dangerous stuff like the same time on another edge of the result david cameron had. few quick questions to answer about why the leader's final
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statement didn't contain any of his usual anti assad rhetoric what we don't want to happen is for the regime to go in for chaos to follow that is what happened in iraq and no one wants to repeat that one thing that everyone agrees on is that the only way to solve the syrian crisis is through diplomacy and peace talks but that's exactly what this has been talks about more talks and with no date for geneva two penciled into the calendar leaders leaving a lot heard might well be wondering what exactly they've achieved probably boy kerry r. c. northern ireland. and a couple of minutes i look at the risks of being a professional medical any pick.
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